When Ms Leonie Greyling asked women attending an entrepreneurship workshop what came to mind when they heard “innovation”, a few sprang to respond, and their responses ranged from doing something new, through a sustainable, novel, doing things differently, to forward-thinking and breaking boundaries.

Ms Greyling (above) is a Senior Manager: Enterprise Development at the North-West University, who spoke at the SWEEP Economic Activation workshop on 25 January. SWEEP, an initiative of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Programme, stands for Student Women Economic Empowerment Programme. Launched in October 2021, SWEEP is aimed at equipping student women at South Africa’s public universities for entrepreneurial activity.